Delta obtains $22 million default judgment against operator of travel club scheme

Delta Air Lines v. John Wunder, John VanGinhoven et al. (N.D. Ga. May 29, 2015).  In its 84-page, 292-paragraph complaint, Delta alleged that John Wunder, John VanGinhoven and 37 other individual and corporate defendants had violated federal and state trademark and racketeering statutes by using Delta’s name and trademarks, without authorization, on “a massive number” … More Delta obtains $22 million default judgment against operator of travel club scheme

Brokers battle in federal court over “bank” of frequent flyer points and miles

AZ DNR, LLC d/b/a ERC, LLC v. Luxury Travel Brokers, Inc. and Timothy W. Gibson (D. Kan. Oct. 24, 2014).  Litigation between brokers has revealed some of the inner workings of the secondary wholesale market for frequent flyer program points and miles.  In its complaint, ERC alleged that it is “in the business of purchasing … More Brokers battle in federal court over “bank” of frequent flyer points and miles

Virginia ruling returns to haunt ARC’s collection efforts against agency owner in California

Airlines Reporting Corporation v. Commercial Travel Corporation (S.D. Cal. Aug. 1, 2008).  In 2004, ARC was pursuing two separate lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in which Mario Renda was a defendant, ARC v. Uniglobe Fairway Travel, Inc. and ARC v. Commercial Travel Corporation.  In both cases, ARC alleged that … More Virginia ruling returns to haunt ARC’s collection efforts against agency owner in California

Magistrate judge recommends that ARC obtain default judgment against agency and owner

Airlines Reporting Corporation v. PVO Travel Corp. and Pete Victor Obuljen (E.D. Va. Sept. 27, 2007).  As previously reported, ARC filed a lawsuit against PVO and Obuljen, the agency’s sole owner, for unreported sales and dishonored drafts.  The defendants failed to respond to the complaint, so ARC moved for a default judgment. The magistrate judge … More Magistrate judge recommends that ARC obtain default judgment against agency and owner

Canadian company files lawsuit against 1st-Air.Net

On May 9, 2007, Ticketmaster Canada Ltd. filed a lawsuit against 1st-Air.Net, Inc. and another defendant in the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking damages of US$91,315.54.  According to its Statement of Claim, Ticketmaster had entered into an agreement allowing the defendants to use Ticketmaster’s system to process credit card transactions and defendants breached such agreement … More Canadian company files lawsuit against 1st-Air.Net

Airline gets default judgment vacated on appeal

Bird v. United Airlines, Inc. (N.J. App. Oct. 12, 2006).  The plaintiff had sued the airline for failure to honor certain companion passes.  The airline had requested that the trial be adjourned so that its counsel could appear.  Without notifying the airline, the court denied the adjournment request.  The court then entered a default judgment against … More Airline gets default judgment vacated on appeal